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Summer Blink

It’s winter time… but I have a “Summer Blink” in my eyes…

I think everyone should have a pep song. A song that would lift you up when harder times occur, when you’ve lost confidence and gained nothing but mistrust towards yourself. A song that would keep you going when nothing else will, and be a guide when your’e lacking inspiration. A pep talk is also very good, but why not having it sung for you or simply sing it yourself? It’s easier to remember this way…

I have had a pep song for years now. One that I never really considered a pep song, but always gave me such a good feeling when singing it, so I decided to declare it as my pep song.  “Summer Blink” is written and sung by one of the greatest bands in the world (remember, it’s just my opinion) Cocteau Twins, which appears on their album Evangeline EP (1993).  Lead singer Elizabeth Fraser‘s heavenly voice carries on an unforgettable tune in “Summer Blink” one must feel happier for a few minute at the least. Fraser tends to use a lot of foreign words in her songs she often does not know the meaning of, which I find both bizarre and beautiful, but in this case, the lyrics are so vivid and convey a full on positive meaning, to me anyhow.

Cocteau Twins, Scotland’s descendants, have followed me all through my high school, army service, job searching, travelling and New York years. I can safely say this band is my all time favorite (I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before).

I wish you happy pep singing!

Summer Blink Lyrics

Ooh, you have, ooh, you have
Ooh, you have, ooh, you have

How do I feel about myself?
I try, I am resourceful, I contribute
I belong when I contribute

I don’t have to be perfect
I’m accepting myself as I really am
I’m feeling love for my successes

(Thank you for showing me respect)
I think, yes
(The foundation of my self respect)
I’m doing a fine job

I think, yes, I’m doing a fine job
I’m accepting myself as I really am
I’m feeling love for my successes

(Thank you for showing me respect)
I think, yes
(The foundation of my self-respect)
I’m doing a fine job
(Thank you for your encouragement)
I think, yes
(For my efforts and improvements)
I’m doing a fine job

Ooh, you have, ooh, you have
Ooh, you have, ooh, you have
Ooh, you have, ooh, you have
Ooh, you have, ooh, you have

I think, yes, I’m doing a fine job

(Thank you for showing me respect)
I think, yes
(The foundation of my self-respect)
I’m doing a fine job
(Thank you for your encouragement)
I think, yes
(For my efforts and improvements)
I’m doing a fine job

 

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